Q: I was cleaning the office and found a bunch of old program CDs. Can I just throw them away?
A: Never throw away a program CD for a program that you are still using on your computer! In fact, you should keep them in a fireproof safe.
Almost every day we get a frantic phone call from someone whose computer has crashed and they are trying to recover data and basically their lives. In fact, HIPAA regulations state that every office should have a documented "disaster recovery plan" and that plan should be practiced and updated on a regular basis.
Disaster recovery includes computer crashes and computer theft! It happens more often than fires or floods.
That said, if it is for an old version of the program and you have a newer version of InstaClaim on CD, by all means, throw away the old CD of the InstaClaim program. Newer program data cannot be installed on and older InstaClaim program.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Iif you have computer backups on any electronic media, you probably have information on there that someone could use for identity theft including patient names and Protected Health Information (PHI). All such electronic media (including CDs, DVDs, flash drives, etc), they must be destroyed in accordance with HIPAA regulations. CLICK HERE for more information about this.